NSW Bird List

variegated-fairy-wren-23814This list is the official NSW Bird List of the NSW Ornithological Records Appraisal Committee and has been adopted by the NSW Bird Atlassers.   It was kindly prepared by Dick Cooper, based on:

  • Christidis & Boles (2008) Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds
  • McAllan, Curtis, Hutton & Cooper (2004)The Birds of the Lord Howe Island Group: A Review of Records

Roger McGovern, Chris Brandis, Ian McAllan and Mick Roderick provided helpful comments during preparation
NSW Species List Latest Edition: February 2013

NSWBA Record Sheet

Record sheet for use by members can be downloaded here: Record Sheet Latest Edition: December 2015

How to Complete the NSWBA Bird Record Sheet
Click here for An Instruction Manual and Guide
Written by Records Officer Tony Burgin – January 2016

Please use the forms below to submit bird sightings to the NSWBA Vetting Team or to ORAC for appraisal.

NSW ORAC Rules Feb 2013.pdf
NSW ORAC guidelines for submissions.pdf
NSW ORAC Unusual Record Report Form.pdf

NSW ORAC Review List (at January 2018)

NSW ORAC Review List January 2018

Other ORAC & BARC (NSW) information

BARC Desicions (NSW) in 2017
NSW ORAC Cases Decided in 2017

BARC Decisions (NSW) in 2016
NSW ORAC Cases Decided In 2016

BARC Decisions (NSW) in 2015
NSW ORAC Cases Decided In 2015

NSW ORAC CASES decided in 2014
BARC Decisions for NSW 2014

NSW ORAC CASES decided in 2013
BARC Decisions for NSW 2013

NSW ORAC Cases decided in 2012
BARC Decisions for NSW 2012

NSW ORAC Cases decided in 2011
BARC Decisions for NSW 2011

NSW ORAC CASES decided in 2010
BARC Decisions for NSW 2010

NSW ORAC Cases Decided in 2009
BARC Decisions for NSW 2007 – 2009

NSW ORAC Cases Decided in 2008

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Note that you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the links above.  It can be freely downloaded from here: It is a ~24 megabyte download.

NSWBA 10 minute grid overlay beta version for Google Earth

Download this zip file to your downloads folder or a logical location.
Unzip the file using Winzip or similar to a logical location.
Windows users can open windows explorer and click on the zip file, the enclosed .kml file appears like it is in a folder and can be “dragged” to a logical location.

Open Google Earth, Select “File” and then “New” from the drop-down box. Browse to you logical location and add the .kml file. Google earth gives you the option to save from “Temporary places” to “My locations” when you close it.
You can uncheck the 10″ grid if you are not Atlassing.